28 October 2013

Heart and Full Stomach

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Now you all know that I loooove some white carbs, especially pizza, so I've tried to healthier-version-it before. But vegetable in place of chewy dough just won't cut it. So this time I figured the best thing was to go authentic and make pizza from scratch at home.

I used this recipe (the six-hour dough version) and what surprised me was how easy it all was. No special equipment needed and I didn't burn the house down. I used the entire dough ball to make one big ole pizza on a 21" x 15"-ish cookie sheet. Granted I cheated a bit and just used jarred spaghetti margarita sauce, plus I only turned the oven temp up to 450 degrees (so I let the pizza cook for about 20 minutes), but it turned out really well.

home pizza
My oblong pizza "masterpiece."

So well that I tried it again this past weekend when I had some of my girls over for a bit of silliness - some cooking, some whine wine, and Netflix-ing season two of Hart of Dixie (those people are so indecisive! But AnnaBeth's my fave).

The original recipe post is more than thorough, so my only input is to try to stretch the dough out on the cookie sheet as much as possible (dough will puff a bit when it bakes) and the corn meal helps to keep the pizza from sticking to the sheet. If you use a cookie sheet and lower cooking temp like me, don't go waiting for the crust to turn some amazing toasty color because it won't and you'll just end up with pizza cardboard (attempt one). And obviously it tastes really good and pizza shop pizza-like when it first comes out of the oven, so prepare to burn the roof of your mouth!

heart + soul   heart + soul

Jacket: J.Crew (worn here - sim, sim, deal)
Top: ON terry-fleece raglan (sim sweater)
Shirt: J.Crew perfect (worn here - sim, sim)
Necklace: JCF cameo chandelier (worn here - sim, sim)
Bracelets: JCF chainlink, YuniKelley (sim, sim), Sage K and Co (steal, set)
Pants: ON rockstar pop-color (worn here - this year's version, sim, sim)
Shoes: Franco Sarto (sim, sim wedge, peep)

heart + soul

heart + soul

75 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy! Home cooking is the best.
    Love the pop of red, ON's rockstar jeans always look so good on people, but I haven't found a flattering one yet.

    http://choochooli.blogspot.com

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  2. MMMMM. Pizza. I'm reading this at 8:30 and am considering whether or not it is acceptable to be craving it.

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    1. Cold pizza for breakfast the next morning? Totally dig it.

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  3. I'm LOVING that sweatshirt! Looks like I need to take a trip to O.N. ;)

    <3

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  4. Your pizza looks amazing. I love pizza (LOVE), but it's a special occasion eating out food for me, I don't make it at home. Kudos for making it at home!

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    1. I know, I have to make sure I don't make it TOO OFTEN!

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  5. Love the look! The colors, the layers, the jewelry - fabulous!

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  6. Love this outfit! You look like you came straight out of J. Crew! Perfect layered look for this cool/cold time of year. And nice job on the pizza!

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  7. love this outfit so much! i saw this top at ON and fell in love. Sadly, they only had it in L's and XL's :( I DID buy a plain crew neck sweatshirt in hopes of "blinging" it out myself. we'll see if i ever get to it ;)

    Jenna Brianne
    Freckled Fashionista

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    1. It'd be so easy just to put on a nice necklace and "bling out" any sweatshirt!

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  8. Mmm that pizza looks so delicious! I love to make pizza at home too but I'm lazy and use store bought dough :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. I didn't even know there was such a thing as store bought pizza dough. D'oh.

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  9. Love your sweatshirt. I stopped by an ON store last week looking for this but sadly, they sold out of my size. Enjoy your Monday, Lisa!

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  10. Cute casual outfit and I love that necklace. That pizza look great too :)

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  11. Sounds like a fun weekend! Love this outfit paired with the pretty necklace!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  12. Love this adorable sweater and the entire look is styled with great flair. Have an awesome week ahead!

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  13. your pizza looks so yummy. Nothing beats the scent of fresh-baked pizza in your own kitchen. Love your outfit. Blue and red combination is so sharp and chic-looking.

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  14. mmmmmm.....pizza......

    I stopped making homemade pizza and focaccia when I started gaining weight from it. I do love it so.

    Love the military jacket.


    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Haha, I know. I'll have to not make it all the time - even though I crave it even now ...

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  15. Love this sweat shirt look. Purchased my first sweat shirt last week and I may style it this way. Thanks for sharing ( I will link back of course)
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  16. Sweatshirt on sale for 6.97, plus you can use ONTAKE25 for additional 25% off. You can find a look alike bracelet at Target for 19.99. You can find the dainty spike bracelet on Ebay for 5.00 (search for Renegade bracelet)

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  17. The pizza looks yum! The camo jacket is a great idea over your cute red and blue outfit.

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  18. I love making our own pizza! I also love your sweater!

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  19. You're making me crave pizza & it's barely 9:30am!

    Super cute sweater. I'm so sad about the clothes I'm missing out on...I'm especially sad I can't seem to find any affordable maternity colored skinnies. They have a couple at ON but they never have my size online! :-(

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    1. But soon you'll have a new babe to dress up! ;o)

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  20. Love the look of the sweatshirt on you.
    It looks more expensive than old navy,more like the versions you would find at nordstroms.

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  21. Give me that pizza! :) Loving your layers, especially with the red jeans. So cute!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  22. Looks delicious!! And I am in love with your shoes!

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  23. as much as i love pizza, i need to learn to do the same. hahaha yours looked really good lisa. love your outfit and accessories.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  24. Nice look!! and the pizza looks delicious!

    xx Mounia
    www.nonchalantrebel.blogspot.com

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  25. You know, my friend and I were talking about making pizza just the other day - she's lactose intolerant, so we're going to use this special cheese she can eat and so on... I'm gonna print out your recipe and show her, like I could totally set the dough in the morning... how rad that you came up with this post just when I was thinking of making pizza! :)

    And you look super cute. As always! :)

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  26. mmm pizza. looks delicious! and your outfit is lovely too Lisa!

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  27. I adore this sweater! What a sweet way to liven up an otherwise basic piece :)

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  28. Yum to both - pizza and your outfit!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  29. oh my gosh yum! i just did from scratch pizzas too. used arugula, asparagus, goat cheese and prosciutto and it turned out amazing!

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  30. Love this jacket. About a month ago I passed up on a GAP camo jacket. Still can't believe I did that.

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  31. Your outfit is so cute and love the camo jacket! Thanks for visiting me dear and I hope you have a good week!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  32. Your pizza looks so yummy! I've always wanted to make my own dough so perhaps I will give your recipe a try. Love your sweatshirt and collection of bracelets!

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    1. The dough recipe was surprisingly easy! If I could do it, so can anyone else ...

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  33. I love the military jacket but I'll take the pizza as consolation prize.
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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    1. Haha, pizza is nobody's consolation prize! ;o)

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  34. Yum I love pizza! I am a sucker for carbs as well :) and I love hart of dixie! Though I'm not sure about this new guy in her life.

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh, Joel needs to go and so does Linley/Lindsey/Lavon's cousin. Zoe is a world of crazy, but I still want her and George to get together!

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  35. That looks sooooo delicious!! Pizza is my favorite food. Yum yum yum!
    xo,cynthia

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  36. cute outfit! adore your army cargo jacket love the edgy it gives your outfit! your pizza looks so yummy!

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  37. Yum, yum! My husband and I were on a huge homemade pizza kick last spring--as in, we made it at least once a week! This post is making me think I need to re-start that habit...

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    1. The topping options are limitless when it comes to home pizza!

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  38. Your necklace is so pretty and the pizza looks delicious!

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  39. I love, love, love your outfit! The way you wore this cute sweatshirt and the necklace is so pretty! Love pizza, but the whole wheat is killing me at the gym :-P

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    1. I know! I'm going to have to make sure I don't make this at home too often. Home pizza is healthier than Papa John's, but it's still a carb ball!

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  40. I love pizza, my all time favorite! Love your outfit and your hair is getting longer! (how I wish my hair does too) :)

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  41. Love the shirt! You always look great!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    dawn

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  42. That's such a cute top, and it looks great with the red pants! I'm also having some serious arm-candy envy. You're not helping me resist the items that are currently in my Ily Couture wishlist :P

    xoxo Jackie
    SomethingAboutThat

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  43. Ok, so I really like this outfit. It's bright and fun, and I want that sweatshirt, but that pizza shot and the whole description is killing me! I decided to try the Atkins diet, and been on it for the last 4 days ( kinda thought I was gonna have a heart attack or something on the 3rd day). So looking at this cheesy, doughy, mouth watering pizza feels like torture. Although quite frankly I'd be in heaven from just having a couple of freakin' grapes.

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    1. I've never been able to go completely off carbs - and fruits! I love bananas, grapes, etc.! Stay strong!

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  44. The outfit and the perfect pizza: I love both masterpieces!
    XX,Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  45. Super cute sweater!!! Yummy pizza too~~! :)
    xo
    Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  46. I REALLY love this outfit, Lisa! The red pants and t-strap pumps are so adorbs - and the camo jacket looks amazing!

    I need to tune into 'Hart of Dixie' one of these days. :)

    xx

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    1. It's a fun show - if nothing else, there are loads of pretty female characters so it's fun to check out what they're wearing.

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  47. I am glad to know you, Lisa. Your casual look is very nice. And by the way. . .I do love pizza too!!

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  48. love the bracelets here, and ahhh pizza, haha I had some pizza last night, yuuummm

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  49. Yum! My kids love to make homemade pizza. My whole family loves it, except for me. I need to figure out how to perfect it. Yours looks really yummy! Super cute outfit. Sounds like a fun night! : )

    Jenni

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    1. The dough recipe I linked to is really easy, after you get past the load of copy ...

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  50. Homemade pizza tastes soooooooo much better! I made some last week using the Pioneer Woman recipe and it is addicting!

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    1. Ooh, I didn't now PW had a pizza recipe - gotta try my share of pizzas now ...

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  51. The pizza looks so yummy...and your layering is adorable here!

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  52. You look adorbs! Wish you had an instagram

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  53. I love how this outfit came together.... nice.

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  54. I love love that camo and the sweater so pretty! Thanks for entering my giveaway, following you now!

    xo Aubree
    Macarons and Stilettos

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  55. Ah... I am out this time. Don't like camouflage. Nothing to do with you. I have a running gag with Rebecca of Red Tag Chic Los Angeles about this subject.
    Greetje

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